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Follow live: French Open Day 7

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray each cruised in straight sets. Now it's Rafael Nadal's turn to see if he can join them as winners Saturday at the French Open.

15hDave McMenamin

LeBron on slowing Curry in Finals: 'You can't'

When asked Friday what it will take to slow down league MVP Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers' LeBron James said, "The same way you slow me down. You can't."

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11hColey Harvey

Leah Still suffers setback in cancer treatment

Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, has been diagnosed with veno-occlusive disease resulting from a complication in her recovery from pediatric cancer.

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Dominik: Watt, Beckham among 32-team FAs

Which NFL players would be coveted by every team if they hit the open market? Mark Dominik makes his list, which includes J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham Jr.

13hKevin Arnovitz

Sefolosha says arrest has hurt his reputation

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation.

1dDavid Schoenfield

Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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Photos: Friday Funnies - Celebration Fails

Celebrations can be pretty epic, but for some ... in not such a great way. A look at some of the top celebration fails on the field.


Hoiberg to the Windy City?

The Chicago Bulls are quietly confident that Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg will accept an offer to become the next head coach of the team, multiple league sources tell Nick Friedell. Story


Melrose: Better fit for Tampa Bay?

Barry Melrose thinks the Lightning will be underdogs no matter who they face in the Stanley Cup finals, but selfishly wants to see a Tampa Bay-Chicago matchup.


Big day of major soccer (all times ET)

  • Arsenal vs. Aston Villa (FA Cup Final), 12:30
  • Dortmund vs. Wolfsburg (German DFB Pokal Final), 2 p.m. on ESPN3
  • Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona (Copa del Rey Final), 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2/Deportes
  • USWNT vs. South Korea, 4:30 on ESPN

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Jets raise Marshall's guaranteed salary

The Jets retooled the contract of WR Brandon Marshall, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The maximum value of his amended pack is $26M over the next three seasons, up from $24.3M, including an additional $1.3M in full guarantees.

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Multi-HR games by Josh Hamilton this year: 1. Multi-HR games by all #Angels outfielders this year: 1. This is known as a stat to follow

Caple: Keys unsure on clay

Eager for the shift to grass, young American Madison Keys one-ups Maria Sharapova and says her game on clay is more like a hippo on ice after bowing out in the third round of the French Open. Cows vs. hippos

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Blackhawks in familiar territory

The Blackhawks are looking to advance to their third Stanley Cup finals this decade (won in 2010 & 2013). Between 1966-2009, the Blackhawks made it to the Stanley Cup finals three times combined. Game 7 vs. the Ducks is tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

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USC outfielder's incredible diving catch
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USC left fielder Bobby Stahel lays out -- on the warning track, no less -- to make an amazing grab.

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Cardinals: No regrets for Heyward trade

Jason Heyward's slow start with the Cardinals (.241 BA, 5 HRs) hasn't given GM John Mozeliak buyer's remorse: "I still think there's more in the tank for [Heyward]." (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Michael Bennett wants new deal

The Seahawks DE wants to stay in Seattle but also wants a new deal, and has been staying away from OTAs as he negotiates for one: "Trying to get the contract right. I'll be there shortly." Bennett is entering the second season of a 4-year, $28.5M deal. (via Seattle Times)

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Rafael Nadal wins first set 6-1

Despite a couple loose shots and being broken one game, Nadal took a one set lead over Andrey Kuznetsov as he hopes to advance to the Round of 16. Follow live


Photo of the Night: Khan's uppercut

Amir Khan landed this blow vs. Chris Algieri Friday but the bout went the full 12 rounds before Khan won by unanimous decision. Khan improved his record to 31-3 with his fifth straight victory.

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Smith: ‘The league has run out of excuses’

NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith takes issue with Roger Goodell over his role as arbitrator in the Tom Brady "Deflategate" appeal, as well as perceived double standards in disciplinary measures against players vs. owners. Q&A

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Liriano racking up K's

Francisco Liriano struck out 11 Padres in six scoreless innings Friday, becoming the first Pittsburgh pitcher to fan 11+ in six innings or fewer since ... Francisco Liriano on Sunday.

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Braves defense could be incredible

The addition of Juan Uribe could give Atlanta the best defensive infield in baseball. Now if they would just use it correctly. Spratt: Time to 'shift'

Why did the rabbit cross the race track?

Easy: To avoid the Italian MotoGP racers during today's qualifying session.


Marcotti: U.S. still could host '26 World Cup

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti on SportsCenter: "I think Sepp Blatter is sitting there, basically waiting for the U.S. to come and say, 'We want to bid' and Blatter will probably say 'All right, let's do this.'"


Garber: What Murray could teach Kyrgios

Showing a nice balance of steadiness and clutch shot-making, Andy Murray had few issues with the flashy Nick Kyrgios, who alternated between dazzling brilliance and alarming lapses of concentration. Ever-evolving

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Blatter: timing of arrests 'not a coincidence'

Sepp Blatter told Swiss channel RTS: "The Americans were candidates for the 2022 World Cup, and they lost. ... If the Americans want to get involved in money or common law offenses relating to North and South American citizens, they should arrest them there, but not in Zurich when there is a congress."

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Nadal in action at French Open

The next hurdle standing between Rafael Nadal and the pursuit of his 10th career French Open title is Andrey Kuznetsov. Follow live

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